Tag Archives: productivity

Shell keen to import foreign workers

Leigh Sales ABC One of the world’s most powerful business leaders has applauded the Government’s move to put a price on carbon, but says his company will need to import foreign workers to make its Australian operations competitive. Peter Voser, … Continue reading

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Smokers’ job chances up in smoke

7 News AAP Job chances for cigarette lovers may go up in smoke with online job ads specifying they need not apply. The ads have sparked debate about personal choice, discrimination and protecting workers health and productivity, says the Herald … Continue reading

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OECD: Greeks work more than Germans

EU Observer The Paris-based economic think tank, the OECD in a labour productivity report out on Tuesday said Greeks worked on average 2,017 hours each in 2010 compared to Germans, who worked 1,408 hours. The results go against the German … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Designer Brains – Dr. Paul Root Wolpe

BigThink Dr. Paul Root Wolpe is the senior bioethicist at NASA and a pioneer in the field of neuroethics. Peering into his children’s and grandchildren’s future, he sees an America that rewards competitiveness and productivity over relationship-building, and suspects that … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide In Greenhouses

Source: Omafra The benefits of carbon dioxide supplementation on plant growth and production within the greenhouse environment have been well understood for many years. Carbon dioxide (CO2)is an essential component of photosynthesis (also called carbon assimilation). Photosynthesis is a chemical … Continue reading

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Poor mental health harming productivity, says OECD

Source: Reuters One in five workers suffer from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety and these conditions increasingly affect productivity in the workplace as many struggle to cope, a report by the OECD said on Monday. The Organization … Continue reading

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